FDA Wants New Safety Standards for Some X-Rays

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it wants to issue new safety requirements for manufactures of computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopic devices to reduce unnecessary radiation from medical imaging. The FDA's plan focuses on three procedures with high radiation doses: CT, nuclear medicine studies, and fluoroscopy. These are the greatest contributors to total radiation exposure within the United States population, the FDA said. That's because they require much...Full Story
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